The Pennsylvania State University

Faculty
Number of post-doctoral faculty in mathematics education: 
0
Number of full-time faculty in mathematics education: 
6
Number of adjunct faculty in mathematics education: 
0
Doctoral Students in Mathematics Education
Number of FEMALE part-time doctoral students: 
4
Number of part-time doctoral students: 
7
Number of full-time international students: 
2
Number of full-time doctoral students: 
8
Number of FEMALE full-time doctoral students: 
6
Number of MALE part-time doctoral students: 
3
Number of MALE full-time doctoral students: 
3
Financial Support
Academic year (9-month) stipend for teaching/research assistantship?: 
0
Percent of tuition waived for doctoral students on teaching/research assistantships?: 
100
Does your institution have scholarships/fellowships dedicated to doctoral students in mathematics education?: 
Yes
Prerequisites
Mathematics background: 
2, Equivalent of bachelor's in math required for entry if emphasis is secondary; math masters if emphasis is early college. For completion of the program, equivalent of a masters in math for secondary focused; equivalent of a bachelor's in math for elementary focused; strong masters in math for college focused.
General Program Requirements
Is there a residence requirement?: 
Yes
If a residency is required, please provide relevant details.: 

two consecutive semesters of full time enrollment

Is competency in a foreign language required?: 
No
Profile of students entering doctoral program during the most recent academic year.
Number of students admitted this year: 
2
Average GRE Quantitative score: 
0
Average GRE Verbal score: 
0
Number of students with K -12 mathematics teaching experience: 
1
Length of program
Typical number of years of full-time work required to complete doctorate when entering with a masters degree: 
5 years
Program Graduates
Number of mathematics education doctoral graduates in 2000: 
2
Number of mathematics education doctoral graduates in 2001: 
3
Number of mathematics education doctoral graduates in 2002: 
1
Number of mathematics education doctoral graduates in 2003: 
1
Number of mathematics education doctoral graduates in 2005: 
0
Number of mathematics education doctoral graduates in 2006: 
0
Number of mathematics education doctoral graduates in 2007: 
3
Number of mathematics education doctoral graduates in 2008: 
0
Number of mathematics education doctoral graduates in 2010: 
2
Number of mathematics education doctoral graduates in 2011: 
0
Number of mathematics education doctoral graduates in 2012: 
0
Number of mathematics education doctoral graduates in 2013: 
5
During the last 5 years, the number of Ph.D. graduates that took positions in
regional or state supervisors: 
0
mathematics departments: 
4
schools of education: 
3
unknown: 
0
other places: 
1
school districts: 
0
To find more information about this program:
Contact Name: 
mkh2@psu.edu
Contact Email: 
Institution Website: 
Special features or areas of interest that would be of interest to potential doctoral students: 

The Penn State mathematics education program was a partner in the Mid-Atlantic Center for Mathematics Teaching and Learning. Penn State has strong doctoral emphases in: use of technology in mathematics teaching and learning; development of secondary teacher mathematics and pedagogical knowledge;
mathematics teacher education; development of mathematical understandings in elementary, secondary, and early college students.

Strong candidates for admission to the doctoral program have significant mathematics background and significant experience teaching mathematics.